Rana shoots under waterPublished: February 25, 2016
Rana Daggubati is now almost a household name in Kollywood, thanks to ‘Baahubali‘, ‘Bangalore Naatkal‘, ‘Aarambam‘ and his good work during the recent floods in Tamil Nadu.
The actor plays a Naval officer in the trilingual ‘Ghazi’, which is being made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. It is India’s first sub marine-based war film, and Rana has been shooting non-stop ever since the movie went on the floors in January.
The period drama revolves around the mysterious disappearance of Pakistan’s premiere ship, PNS Ghazi, near the eastern coast of India, en route to the Bay of Bengal, during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Rana who is a certified diver recently shot for a major underwater war sequence for the film.
Talking about the experience, Rana said, “We began shooting on January 3 with the schedule drawing to a close on Tuesday. Two submarines have been created in a large pool in Hyderabad. I am currently on a 12-day break and will resume shooting from March 10 for a start-to-finish schedule. I am quite good at diving but the last time I did it was around four years ago. It was shot over three days and required me to be underwater from six in the morning to two in the night.”
“It was taxing but I was committed to giving it my best. The fact that it’s a first of its kind movie motivates me to keep working hard. Even for Bahubali the entire team was quite kicked about shooting action sequences over 120 days, a first for a movie,” he adds.